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Migracje a dzieje języków i językowa mapa świata
Migration and Its Inlfluence on Languages and the Language Map of the World

Author(s): Bogdan Walczak
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Western Slavic Languages, Migration Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: There are two factors that play the most crucial role in the evolution of language: time and space. The article focuses on the latter factor and its influence on the process of language differentiation, which accompanies various kinds of journeys and migrations. The author recalls the example of the dissolution of the Pre‑Slavic language community, brought about by the Slavic migration to the west, east and south. The Slavic migrations contributed, thus, to the emergence of various Slavic languages and dialects (ethnolects). Basing his research on the available literature on the subject, the author also reconstructs the language map of the world from before the time of great geographical discoveries (which resulted in modern colonial expansions) as well as provides a contemporary language map of the world.

  • Page Range: 25-35
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish